Crookwell River

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Name origin: Originally "Crook-ell"; derived from Crookhall, Co. Durham.[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes
LGAs Upper Lachlan, Boorowa
Part of Murray–Darling basin
 - left Wheeo Creek
Town Crookwell
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location south of Crookwell
 - elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
 - coordinates 34°46′58″S 149°32′7″E / 34.78278°S 149.53528°E / -34.78278; 149.53528
Mouth Lachlan River
 - location north–west of Binda and east of Frogmore
 - elevation 430 m (1,411 ft)
 - coordinates 34°16′39″S 149°7′53″E / 34.27750°S 149.13139°E / -34.27750; 149.13139Coordinates: 34°16′39″S 149°7′53″E / 34.27750°S 149.13139°E / -34.27750; 149.13139
Length 78 km (48 mi)
Crookwell River is located in New South Wales
Crookwell River
Location of the Crookwell River mouth in New South Wales

The Crookwell River is a perennial river that is part of the Lachlan catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, located in the Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Sourced by runoff from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, the river rises south of Crookwell and flows generally northwest by west, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Lachlan River northwest of Binda and east of Frogmore. The river descends 461 metres (1,512 ft) over its 78-kilometre (48 mi) course.[2]


The river was originally named "Crook-ell" by William Stephenson, who originated from Crookhall, Durham, England.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Crookwell River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Crookwell River". Retrieved 20 January 2013.